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    Abraham Lincoln Manuscript Letter Signed as President. One page, 4.75" x 7.75", on Executive Mansion letterhead, Washington, D.C., November 23, 1864. Just two weeks after winning the 1864 presidential election, Lincoln penned this brief letter to Mrs. Wright Parker, thanking her for the gift she sent. In full: "Dear Madam, I report to learn, by a note from Mr. Cutler that you have never received my acknowledgement of your kindness in sending me, a great while ago, a very pretty and ingenious Card Basket. I beg that you will pardon the seeming neglect and accept the assurances of my grateful appreciation of your courtesy. Yours very truly, A. Lincoln." Of course the President was extremely busy during this time, so any delay in responding would have been understandable. Not only had Lincoln been running a bid for reelection, he was also called upon to invest great amounts of time, energy, and attention during this crucial time in the Civil War timeline. One week prior to writing this letter - November 15th - Union General William Tecumseh Sherman burned the city of Atlanta and began his famous March to the Sea. Very fine. Overall creamy age toning.

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